Colleen Scholl, P.E.
Power Generation Water Practice Lead
Colleen is a renowned expert in industrial water/wastewater treatment and steam cycle chemistry, and a dynamic leader who’s inspired countless engineers. Clients turn to her for technical solutions to their most challenging power generation water anomalies. Colleen also serves as a chief engineer for our private sector business fostering quality, innovation and technical expertise throughout the organization.
Colleen has worked on power plant engineering design and construction projects on six continents (next up: Antarctica). Early in her career, she spent five years as an operator and plant chemist at a coal-fired power plant. Her field experience in operations, construction and commissioning provides clients with an edge — she understands facilities from the end-user and operations perspective as well as the designer’s perspective. Colleen’s ability to optimize a facility’s water and wastewater systems helps clients meet goals motivated by operations, economics, regulations and sustainability.
As former global president of the Society of Women Engineers, Colleen is deeply committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in the industry and mentoring junior team members. She serves as the executive sponsor for our Women’s Employee Network Group.
Colleen has authored more than 25 articles in major industrial water and power plant publications, and is a regular speaker at industry events. She’s chairperson for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Research & Technology Committee on Water and Steam in Thermal Systems, and she was appointed by the governor of Wisconsin to the Wisconsin State Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors. She’s also a member of the Executive Committee for the International Water Conference and a past conference chair.